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UVA Still Punishing Fraternities Over Debunked Rape Story

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00am

The Rolling Stone story has completely fallen apart. Why is UVA using it to further punish fraternities?

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

UVA Enacts Strict New Policies To Control Frats

The University of Virginia has announced strict new policies governing how fraternities on campus will operate going forward, showing a continued commitment...

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Obama Relied on Youth Vote for the Election but Young People are Unhappier Than Ever

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:30am

This should empower young people across college campuses to become more active and aware of the government’s actions. Find out what causes all this misery in a new report by Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix.

Under President Obama, ‘Youth Misery Index’ Hits All-Time Record High

Young America’s Foundation

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University in Poland Restores PhDs Confiscated from Jews Under Nazi Germany

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00am

This is a fascinating piece of higher education history. How many American college students even know this happened?

Jordan Schachtel of Breitbart reported.

Polish University Restores PhDs Divested From Jews Under Nazi Germany

Better late than never.

Poland’s University of Wroclaw has decided that now is the time reinstate doctorate degrees to 262 individuals, most...

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Are Students Abusing Academic Freedom?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is political correctness destroying academic freedom? In the absence of accountability, it’s easy to see how academic freedom has morphed into a shadow of what it once was.

Anat Berko of the Gatestone Institute writes:

Terrorism-Lite: How Universities Let Students Abuse Academic Freedom

Academic freedom in the West is usually a given —...

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Minnesota AG Wants More Transparency in Student Loans

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

If college students truly understood the enormity of the debt they were taking on, many of them wouldn’t take student loans.

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

Minnesota Attorney General fights for more transparency in student loans

College tuition costs have skyrocketed over the past decade, leaving...

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“Academia is likely to be the worst in this regard”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Leftist ideas dominate many key institutions of our culture. This was not the case as liberal and conservative views used to be represented 50-50. Follow the rise and the possible decline of the left in an article by Robert Tracinski from the Federalist.

Have We Already Reached Peak Leftism?

A recent study that...

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Washington University Adjuncts Vote to Form SEIU Union

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

There’s a lot of this going around lately. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this is a recipe for disaster.

Via Inside Higher Ed.

Adjuncts at Washington U. Vote to Form SEIU Union

Adjunct professors at Washington University in St. Louis voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International...

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“I Hate Republicans” Prof is Defended by Chair of the College Democrats

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

The “I Hate Republicans” Professor receives support for her statement. The support is coming from the chair of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan. Read the whole story by Samantha Audia of the College Fix.

The chair of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan defended the professor who declared...

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Canadian College Students Suspended for ‘Hate Sex’ Facebook Group

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Don’t these Canadian dentistry students have something better to do with their time?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Canada Lunacy Watch: Students suspended for ‘hate sex’ Facebook group

Canada isn’t just for cheap prescription drugs and gravy-covered fries: It also has no protections for free expression.

In case you forgot that, Dalhousie University...

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Arkansas Senator Wants to Move Lottery Under Higher Education Control

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Will moving the lottery under the control of higher education encourage more Arkansans to participate? This Senator seems to think so.

Roby Brock at UALR Public Radio writes:

Senator Wants Arkansas Lottery Under Higher Education Control

Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, has pre-filed a bill to abolish the Arkansas Lottery Commission and establish control of...

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FOX News Covers Hypocritical Harvard Outrage Over Obamacare

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00am

As we reported yesterday, some members of the faculty at Harvard are outraged over the increased cost of their healthcare plan due to Obamacare.

It’s ironic considering how many people at Harvard supported the president’s plan. Did they think it wasn’t going to apply to them too?

FOX News discussed the issue...

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Why are students now paying public colleges more than states?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

The Government Accountability Office’s latest report reveals an unsettling fact

With tuition costs on the rise, the deficit has to be met somewhere. According to the Government Accountability Office, it’s not the states picking up the tab for public higher education.

Benjamin Wermund at the Houston Chronicle reports:

Students now pay public colleges more than states do

Students now pay public colleges and universities...

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Effort to Unionize Adjunct Faculty Surges at Colleges in California

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

If the SEIU succeeds in its efforts to unionize adjunct faculty members, it will mean lots of new dues paying members and cash for the union. It could also lead to higher tuition at colleges in the state.

Larry Gordon of the LA Times reported on the union’s efforts.

California colleges see surge...

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The Unhealthy Relationship Between College Tuition and Financial Aid

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

Everyone knows college is becoming more and more expensive. Colleges have not been able to control their spending. Find out why in a new article by A. Barton Hinkle of Reason.

How Financial Aid Drives Up the Cost of College

Meanwhile, administrative costs have skyrocketed; the growth in support personnel has far outstripped...

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University of Toledo Campus Pastor – Will Progressivism be History in 2015?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

University of Toledo’s campus pastor Peter M. Burfeind has written a column for The Federalist which is well worth your time.

Is 2015 The Year History Rebels Against Progressivism?

Is the “arc of history” straining against its preordained leftward course? Or, to use a pop culture reference, has progressivism finally jumped the shark?

Recent...

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Does Class Size Matter for Online Courses?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Study after study has proven smaller class sizes foster more productive learning environments and better scholastic results. But what about online class size?

Scott Jaschik at Times Higher Education writes:

Online class sizes ‘may not matter’

Conventional wisdom (backed by many research studies) holds that students benefit from smaller classes.

They receive more personal attention...

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Princeton Student Says Joking About the Way He Says ‘Cool Whip’ is a Microaggression

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Didn’t I see this on an episode of Family Guy? No, really.

Katherine Timpf of National Review has the story.

Princeton Student: Joking About How I Pronounce ‘Cool Whip’ Is a Microaggression

According to a Princeton University student, joking about the way he pronounces “Cool Whip” is a microaggression, and microaggressions are very serious...

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NFL Coaches Now Going Back to College

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9:30am

The NFL is not the place to be. NFL Coaches are choosing to head back to the halls of academia instead. Marc Tracy from the New York Times takes a look at this trend.

N.F.L. Coaches Now Reach for Next Level: College

In the early days of his first se...

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Harvard Faculty Complains About Higher Costs Under Obamacare After Many of Them Backed It

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:00am

These Harvard professors were all for Obamacare when they thought other people would be affected by it and pay for it.

Now that it’s at their doorstep? Not so much.

Robert Pear of the New York Times:

Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

WASHINGTON — For years, Harvard’s experts on...

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Law banning tobacco purchases to those under 21 angers U. Missouri students

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of Missouri graduate student Christopher White reports on a smoking controversy involving a recently passed law.

Students can legally vote, purchase handguns, join the military and be tried as an adult at the age of 18.

But according to the political elite in Columbia, the home of the University of M...

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Boston Looks into Overcrowded Student Housing

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

Student housing in Boston has always been an issue. Even with this new data, one has to wonder what the city is planning to do about it.

Todd Wallack of the Boston Globe reports.

Boston zeroes in on overcrowded student housing

Boston housing officials have identified roughly 580 potentially overcrowded student apartments across the...

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Colorado schools tempt kids with fun prizes to eat Michelle Obama’s “healthy lunches”

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

I suspect that no matter the prizes, bureaucrats are going to discover that when food isn’t tasty, it still won’t be eaten.

Over the past two years, First Lady Michelle Obama has been pushing to make school lunches healthier. But, the result has been fewer students buying lunch nationwide. In Jefferson County,...

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